Christopher Phillips, Finance Expert in San Francisco, CA, United States
Christopher Phillips

Finance Expert in San Francisco, CA, United States

Member since February 27, 2019
Chris is an accomplished senior executive who has raised over $1 billion in debt financing, created operating and pricing models for companies in the fintech and enterprise software industries, and advised on over $30 billion of M&A transactions while at J.P. Morgan. As a freelancer, he enjoys working with a wide variety of clients helping them to run financial analyses and efficiently scale their organizations.
Christopher is now available for hire

Case studies

Industry Expertise

Software Expertise

Employment

  • CFO

    2019 - PRESENT
    Orderful
    • Built company operating model for budgeting and financial forecasting.
    • Implemented financial operation infrastructure, including standardized billing, payable, and monthly close processes.
    • Restructured GL and set corporate KPIs in order to appropriately measure relevant SaaS metrics.
    • Restructured and streamlined the company's standard contract.
    Focus areas: FP&A, Accounting, Legal, HR, Customer Success, Investor Relations
  • Vice President and General Manager, Home Improvement Lending

    2016 - 2019
    Mosaic
    • Built and launched a new point-of-sale finance business line catering to home improvement contractors culminating in $100 million annual run-rate loan originations.
    • Structured and negotiated a $150 million warehouse facility with a major investment bank to scale the new business line.
    • Built company operating model for internal budgeting and financial projections.
    • Pitched, structured, and implemented partnerships with the largest residential door manufacturer, the largest residential roof manufacturer, and the first and fifth largest HVAC manufacturers in the United States.
    • Developed a loan pricing model to inform and set loan interest rates and dealer fees.
  • Vice President of Finance and Corporate Development

    2015 - 2016
    SoFi
    • Reduced cash drag on the balance sheet, freeing up a cash balance of $25 million to $30 million, by implementing new, efficient operational funding processes.
    • Analyzed and tracked KPIs and profitability across four product lines; student loans, personal loans, mortgage loans, and wealth.
    • Managed liquidity planning across nine separate credit facilities, plus multiple forward flow purchase agreements, for a company originating $7+ billion in loans annually.
    • Structured two unsecured loan credit facilities with an aggregate commitment of $500 million.
    • Structured a $400 million forward flow whole loan and a residual purchase agreement with a 40 Act fund.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis, Budgeting, Treasury, Investor Relations, Corporate Development
  • Analyst

    2013 - 2015
    Conatus Capital
    • Served as the primary researcher or co-lead on over ten core investments in a highly concentrated $400 million financial services portfolio.
    • Achieved a total P&L contribution of over $85 million during tenure on a total managed financial portfolio of $400 million.
    Focus areas: Equity research, portfolio management, long/short equity investing, global financial services
  • Associate

    2012 - 2013
    Thomas H. Lee Partners
    • Prepared the analysis, including industry growth, customer trends, business line profitability, and potential cost-saving opportunities, that culminated in the acquisition of CompuCom, a leading IT outsourcing firm, for $1.1 billion.
    • Developed pro forma financial projections for Systems Maintenance Services for a $125 million debt recapitalization.
    • Created multiple investment memorandum for over ten companies in the business services and financial services industries.
    Focus areas: Private Equity investing, due diligence, sourcing, deal negotiation
  • Investment Banking Analyst

    2010 - 2012
    J.P. Morgan
    • Built pro forma financial models for HSBC for the sale of their $30 billion U.S. card business and $1 billion upstate New York branch network.
    • Advised the Bank of Montreal on their $4 billion acquisition of Marshall & Ilsley Corporation, valuing both the target and the acquirer using dividend discount and trading comparables methodologies.
    • Created a fully-integrated merger model to determine the capital and P&L impact to First Niagara of a deposit franchise acquisition, evaluating execution and financing risk.
    • Created investor marketing materials and a pro forma financial model for KeyCorp's $625 million common equity raise and TARP repayment.
    • Covered a portfolio of 25 North American banks and exchanges in ongoing client coverage.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Debt and Equity capital raising

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance & Economics
    2006 - 2010
    University of Notre Dame - Indiana, USA

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